End of the year and beginning of the year oblige, these are the ideal moments to take stock of the twelve months which have just passed. Best games, best events, the news that will go down in history, the expectations for the year to come … A record that also works for eSports athletes, these professional video game players. Based on the ranking communicated by Rishi Chadha (Global Head of Gaming Content Partnerships Twitter), we can assess the popularity of a particular player thanks to the number of tweets he generated in the year 2024.. We will detail the ranking with you:
While we still have many familiar faces on our Esports Athletes list, we also have a few new folks on the list!
– Rishi Chadha (@RdotChadha) January 10, 2024
And let’s start at the end if you don’t mind. In 10th and 7th position, we find respectively s1mple and Fallen. Both are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players. Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Ukrainian by nationality, belongs to the team Natus Vincere and is quite simply considered the best player around. This year, he hooked three titles to his prize list including the Stockholm major during which he was elected best player of the competition. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo meanwhile is a Brazilian player belonging to the structure Team Liquid… this one having lost against Natus Vincere during the last prestigious tournament of the year.
But CS: GO is not the only FPS to make its stars shine: Valorant from Riot Game is no slouch at this level. Indeed, it is Mixwell and TenZ who respectively take the eighth and ninth places in this ranking. Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho and Tyson “TenZ” Ngo are two former professional CS: GO players. If the two players have not yet shone by their performances (however respectable), they garner popularity thanks to their many followers on Twitch.
In France, it was one of the event of the year for LoL players: Rekkles, considered one of the best European players in history and with an impressive career, the Swede joined Karmine this fall. Corp. A transfer that caused a sensation since although popular in France, the Karmine Corp does not yet evolve at the highest modial level of League of Legends and this despite interesting performances this year.. A transfer even qualified “absurd“by the team, which must have contributed to the popularity of the Swedish player on Twitter since he finished fifth in the standings.
At the foot of the podium, we find Seth “scump” Abner. An American professional Call of Duty player, he was a two-time Major League Gaming gold medalist. An organization behind several tournaments on games like Call of Duty or Smash Bros. Melee, bought back $ 46 million in 2016 by Activision Blizzard. Scump also streams a lot.
And finally, the podium was stormed by three Fortnite players. More content creators than professional players, Montgraal, Bugha and benjyfishy take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively in this ranking. Younger than the other members of this top, the three influencers probably benefited from their more active community on social networks. Note, Bugha is currently the only Fortnite world champion : indeed, the health crisis saw Epic Games cancel the events. We can therefore consider that Bugha is also surfing on this success.